REVISED LINK: SHOWTIME UNVEILS THE KILLERS DIGITAL FEATURE IN ADVANCE OF MAYWEATHER VS. McGREGOR

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SHOWTIME® UNVEILS THE KILLERS DIGITAL FEATURE IN ADVANCE OF MAYWEATHER VS. McGREGOR

 

Feature Released Ahead Of Blockbuster Fight At Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, Live On SHOWTIME PPV® Saturday, August 26

 

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SHOWTIME Sports® unveils an exclusive video featuring prominent rock band The Killers performing their new single, The Man, in advance of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor blockbuster event on Saturday, August 26, live on SHOWTIME PPV from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The 90-second clip, featuring Las Vegas’ famed musical sons, comes as anticipation for the super welterweight matchup builds to a global fever pitch. The Man was released earlier this year ahead of The Killers’ forthcoming album, Wonderful Wonderful, out September 22.

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is a 12-round super welterweight matchup that pits the legendary boxer Mayweather against the all-time MMA great McGregor in the main event of an unprecedented four-fight pay-per-view boxing card. The event is produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV and promoted by Mayweather Promotions. The telecast also will be available in Spanish using secondary audio programming (SAP).

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ALBERTO ‘EXPLOSIVO’ MACHADO UNIFICA LOS TÍTULOS SUPERPLUMA DE LA NABO Y NABA TRAS SUPERAR POR DECISIÓN UNÁNIME A CARLOS ‘THE SOLUTION’ MORALES

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ALBERTO ‘EXPLOSIVO’ MACHADO UNIFICA LOS TÍTULOS SUPERPLUMA DE LA NABO Y NABA TRAS SUPERAR POR DECISIÓN UNÁNIME A CARLOS ‘THE SOLUTION’ MORALES EN EL EVENTO ESTELAR DE GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN EN EL COMPLEJO FERIAL DE PUERTO RICO EN PONCE
NATE GREEN GANA POR CONTROVERSIAL DECISIÓN SOBRE EL FAVORITO EMANUEL RIVERA EN EL COMBATE CO ESTELAR
(Alberto “Explosivo” Machado unificó los títulos superpluma NABO y NABA tras superar por decisión unánime a Carlos “The Solution” Morales en la edición del 18 de agosto de “Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN.”)
Crédito: Hector Santos Guia/ Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC, Golden Boy Promotions
           PONCE, Puerto Rico 18 de agosto de 2017.Alberto “Explosivo” Machado (18-0, 15 nocáuts) obtuvo una importante victoria por decisión unánime sobre Carlos “The Solution” Morales (16-2-3, 6 nocáuts) para unificar los títulos superpluma NABO y NABA en el evento estelar de Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN en el Ferial de Puerto Rico en Ponce. Ambos peleadores revivieron la famosa rivalidad deportiva entre Puerto Rico contra México que una vez más produjo fuegos artificiales. Machado ganó con puntuaciones de  99-90, 99-90 y 98-91.
          “Me sentí bien en el ring”, afirmó Alberto Machado. “Me hacía falta esto para mi carrera; me puse a prueba a mi mismo porque casi todas mis peleas habían sido por nocaut, y estoy contento con la victoria. Carlos [Morales] es un peleador incómodo que usó todo su arsenal y se mantuvo de pie hasta el final. Ahora soy el número 2 o 3 de la AMB, y es cuestión de juntarme con mi empresa, descansar y ver que sigue”, finalizó.
           “Me siento bien”, aseguró Carlos Morales. “Sentí que hice todo lo posible en el ring, pero después del primer asalto me di cuenta de que necesitaba cambiar la estrategia y no ser golpeado otra vez. Machado es un peleador fuerte, golpea muy fuerte. Ahora es hora de que revise, descanse y vuelva a subir,” concluyó.
          En una controversial decisión, Nate Green (9-0, 2 nocáuts) de Brooklyn, Nueva York derrotó a Emanuel “Bebo” Rivera (17-2, 11 nocáuts) de Toa Baja, Puerto Rico por decisión unánime en el evento co estelar a ocho asaltos. Rivera fue dominante en cada asalto, derribando a Green en el segundo episodio antes de lastimar a Green en cada uno de los siguientes asaltos. Sin embargo, Green ganó con tres puntuaciones de 77-74.
            Edwin Rodríguez (8-4-1, 4 nocáuts) logró una sorpresiva victoria por decisión mayoritaria contra Juan Carlos Camacho Jr (6-1, 4 nocáuts) en un combate a seis giros en peso supermosca. El combate inició explosivamente con ambos peleadores intercambiando en el centro del cuadrilátero. Sin embargo, Rodríguez empezó a presionar a Camacho efectivamente en los siguientes episodios, conectando con fuertes ganchos de izquierda que causó que se inflamara el ojo de Camacho. Rodríguez ganó con dos puntuaciones de 58-56, mientras un juez anotó un empate.
           Josean Serra (10-1, 7 nocáuts) de Ponce, Puerto Rico se impuso por decisión unánime ante el mexicano Manuel Galaviz (7-20, 3 nocáuts) en una batalla a cuatro episodios en peso gallo. Serra ganó con puntuaciones de 40-36, 49-37 y 39-36.
         Comenzando la transmisión de ESPN3, Luis Feliciano (3-0) de Milwaukee, Wisconsin se anotó una victoria por decisión unánime ante Jimmy Rosario (2-5, 1 nocaut) de Vega Baja, Puerto Rico en un choque a seis giros en la categoría superligero. Feliciano ganó con tres puntuaciones de 60-54.
            Edwin Valentín (1-0, 1 nocaut) realizó su debut como profesional con una impresionante victoria por la vía del cloroformo sobre Franklin Torres (0-1) en el primer asalto. El combate fue detenido al 1:10 del primer asalto.
            José Bartolomei (4-0, 4 nocáuts) ganó por nocaut técnico en el primer episodio ante Giovanny Rivera (1-9, 1 nocaut) en peso pluma. Bartolomei, quien es de Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico, realizó su trabajo rápidamente, pues la batalla fue detenida al 2:29 del primer asalto.
          En el primer combate de la velada boxística, Christian Tapia (3-0, 3 nocáuts), el prospecto ligero de Coamo, Puerto Rico, obtuvo una impresionante victoria por nocaut técnico en el cuarto asalto sobre José Carmona (1-7,1 nocaut). Después de tres asaltos de castigo, la pelea fue detenida al :01 del cuarto episodio.
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Linares vs. Campbell Live on HBO at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum on Saturday, September 23

Aug 19, 2017 0
SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDER ANTONIO “RELENTESS” OROZCO TO PUT WBC USNBC TITLE ON THE LINE AGAINST ROBERTO “MASSA” ORTIZ AS CO-MAIN EVENT FOR LINARES VS. CAMPBELL
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 AT LOS ANGELES’ ‘FABULOUS’ FORUM
TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®
Tickets still available!
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 18, 2017) Super lightweight contender Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (26-0, 17 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBC USNBC Super Lightweight title against veteran Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (35-1-2, 26 KOs) in the televised opener and co-feature for the lightweight showdown between Jorge “El Niño de Oro” Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) and Luke Campbell (17-1, 14 KOs) for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championship on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Orozco is coming off a spectacular fourth-round knockout win against KeAndre “The Truth” Gibson, where a thunderous right hand gave Gibson the first loss of his career. Orozco’s resume also includes impressive wins against Steve “2POUND” Forbes, Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor and Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto. The 29-year-old of San Diego, California will look to continue his rise to the pinnacle of the 140-pound division in what promises to be an action-packed fight.
Ortiz, of Torreon, Mexico, is the former WBC Silver Super Lightweight champion whose only loss was via a controversial second-round knockout against Argentine knockout artist Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse in September of 2014. Since then, the 31-year-old Ortiz has scored four wins and will look to take advantage of his second opportunity to fight on a large Golden Boy Promotions event.
“I’m happy to have an opportunity to fight at the Forum, where there have been many iconic fights,” said Antonio Orozco. “I’m looking to leave an imprint there on September 23.We know Roberto Ortiz is a tremendous fighter. He definitely comes to fight. He’s aggressive. He’s a very strong fighter, and this is one of those matchups where styles make fights.”
“Antonio is a tremendous fighter and one of the top 10 super lightweights in the sport today,” said Golden Boy Promotions Chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya. “He is rugged fighter that pushes himself and his opponents in the ring. Fans can expect to see a great show in the ring when he challenges Ortiz in the co-feature to Linares vs. Campbell on Sept. 23.”
Linares vs. Campbell is a 12-round fight for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight World Championships, to be held Saturday, September 23 at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, California. The championship event is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Matchroom Boxing, in association with Teiken Promotions. Orozco vs. Ortiz is a 10-round fight for the WBC USNBC super lightweight title presented by Golden Boy Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD and Casa Mexico Tequila and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
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MIGUEL COTTO AND UNDERCARD FIGHTERS LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT

Aug 17, 2017 0
MIGUEL COTTO AND UNDERCARD FIGHTERS LOS ANGELES MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS
 
ACTION PACKED EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AUG. 26 AT STUBHUB CENTER IN CARSON, CALIF. AND TELEVISED LIVE ON HBO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®
(ABOVE: Former four-division world champion Miguel Cotto trains with Freddie Roach at Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, Calif. on Aug. 16, 2017.)
 
Credit: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions
LOS ANGELES (Aug. 16, 2017) Former four-division world champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) hosted a media workout today at the Wild Card Boxing Gym ahead of his 12-round fight against Yoshihiro “El Maestrito” Kamegai (27-3-2, 24 KOs) for the WBO World Junior Middleweight title that will take place on Saturday, Aug. 26 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PTAlso participating in the workout was the highly talented 122-pound contender Ronny Rios (28-1, 13 KOs), who will take on Rey Vargas (29-0, 22 KOs) in a 12-round co-main event for Vargas’ WBC Super Bantamweight time.
The workout also featured many fan favorites from the Aug. 26 undercard. Here is what the fighters had to say regarding their respective bouts at today’s workout:
MIGUEL COTTO, Former Four-Division World Champion:
“Every time that I get fit for a fight, I just find that I work hard. It was not our plan to have 24 months off, but the time off just gave me time to use the opportunity to spend with my family. I don’t think the time off prolonged my career. I’m going to be here until December 21. After this fight, I’m going to rest. Then were going to see what we have.”
RONNY RIOS, Super Bantamweight Contender:

“Training camp is the same as always, relaxed, and I’m enjoying it, having fun as I go. But, I’ve been training hard. I expect Rey Vargas to be coming forward the first couple rounds, and I expect a full attempt to fight.”
“I know they’re going to prepare for my jab and body work. The biggest challenge is the last week of the fight. You just want to be in there, when you’re in the ring, everything slows down, everything feels like it’s moving in slow motion.You want to fight the best and get to a certain level. It was a big surprise learning we were going for a title. I gotta go out there and make a statement. I don’t want to just go out there and fight; I want to make a statement.”
JOET GONZALEZ, Featherweight Prospect:
“I’m just training hard. This is my last week to train hard. I’m eating good, eating clean. It’s easy to make weight. I gotta be smart. I know he’s [Deivis Bassa] a veteran as he’s got a lot of experience. I know I’ve got to be ready. I want to prove who I am, who Joet Gonzalez is. I’ve got a great team behind me, and I’m excited.”
EMILIO SANCHEZ, Featherweight Prospect:
“Camp is going great. I’m working on my defense and offense, and my diet’s going well. I try eating healthy, but it’s hard sometimes. I’m sharpening my defense, those are the skills I’m working on. It motivates me that my family and friends are there cheering me on. After this fight, I’m hoping to be the main event at the Belasco and fight better opponents.”
TENOCHTITLAN “T-DOG” NAVA, Featherweight Prospect:
“Training has been going great. Lots of cardio. What’s different is I’m having more fun. I’ve been sparring a lot with the other fighters. This fight is going to be super exciting.”
ALEXIS ROCHA, Welterweight Prospect:
“I’m fighting six rounds already which is very fast for my age. I thank Golden Boy for everything they’re doing for me. We’re just staying sharp, mentally, physically-I feel ready.
“My job is just to go in there and break the body down. I’m strict on my diet right now. Overall, I’m just focusing on what I’m going to do. My brother [Ronny Rios] and I train together. It’s definitely easy to train together. After this fight, I want to prove I’m one of the best prospects coming up.”
JAVIER PADILLA, Bantamweight Prospect:
“I know nothing about my opponent [Ricardo Arias]. I just do my training. I listen to my coaches and do what they say. I’m hoping to prove I’m a worthy fighter from this fight.”
RUBEN RODRIGUEZ, Super Lightweight Prospect:
“I’m very excited. It’s a great opportunity for me to show what I can do. It is really great being on such a great card. It’s a great experience for me. I’m just seeing what I can do, just trying to show I’m on top.”
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ALBERTO “EXPLOSIVO” MACHADO AND CARLOS “THE SOLUTION” MORALES

Aug 16, 2017 0
ALBERTO “EXPLOSIVO” MACHADO AND CARLOS “THE SOLUTION” MORALES PHOTOS AND VIDEO FORM PUERTO RICO MEDIA WORKOUT
 
MACHADO AND MORALES HEADLINE AUGUST 18 GOLDEN BOY BOXING ON ESPN
(ABOVE LEFT: Alberto “Explosivo” Machado. ABOVE RIGHT: Carlos “The Solution” Morales hitting mitts.)
 
 
Photo Credit: Hector Santos Guia/ Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC, Golden Boy Promotions
CAGUAS, PUERTO RICO (Aug. 14, 2017) Heating up the island of Puerto Rico, NABO Super Featherweight champion Alberto “El Explosivo” Machado (17-0, 15 KOs) and NABA Super Featherweight champion Carlos “The Solution” Morales (16-1-3, 6 KOs) hosted a media workout at Fundación El Ángel de Miguel Cotto today ahead of their 10-round super featherweight unification fight headlining the Aug. 18 edition of Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN. Catch the live coverage of Machado vs. Morales on ESPN Deportes starting at 10 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST, and on ESPN2 beginning at 11 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT.
Machado vs. Morales is a 10-round fight for the NABO and NABA super featherweight titles, promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Miguel Cotto Promotions. The event is sponsored by Tecate, BORN BOLD and Hennessy, never stop, never settle. The bout will take place on Friday, August 18 at Complejo Ferial De Puerto Rico in Ponce. The ESPN 3 and ESPN app will begin at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT and coverage will air live on ESPN Deportes starting at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT and on ESPN2 at 11 p.m. ET/ 8:00 p.m. PT.
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